Year 11 

M Fitzgerald Student Size L Blazby

Mrs Shetty
Learning Manager

Mrs M Fitzgerald
Assistant Learning Manager

Mrs L Blazeby
Assistant Head Pastoral 

Year 11

Welcome to Year 11 the team consists of myself Mrs Shetty as Learning Manager and Mrs Fitzgerald as Assistant Learning Manager.  Mrs Blazeby, Assistant Head with responsibility for Pastoral, overseas the Learning Managers for all years and works closely with each member of the team.

Year 11 is the final year of GCSE studies and there is a real focus on effort, commitment and achievement. All students are encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular opportunities and where possible take the lead in school events. There is the second study skills work shop, Maximise Next Steps session, in the autumn term prior to their internal examinations, support and revision classes later in the year and the third and final Maximise Potential session in the build up to their public summer examinations in the spring term. Year 11 are preparing for the transition into sixth form and are guided through this process, considering A Level subjects and future career paths. High expectations are set and all students encouraged to do their very best.


Character and Wellbeing (CWB)

It is our mission at Townley to help your daughters become inspirational learners who have the courage to take risks and the wisdom to learn from their mistakes. We want them to continue to develop into responsible citizens with a social conscience, able to lead others and act as agents of change for a better society.

The Character and Wellbeing programme on Monday mornings is designed to enhance the educational, social and personal skills of the students. This will mainly take place with the House Tutors but specialist outside speakers will also be asked in to speak about key areas.

Key Stage 4 students investigate CWB sessions centred on drug awareness, sex and relationships, mental health, careers, female genital mutilation (FGM), mindfulness, citizenship, finance and study skills.


House Tutors

The Key Stage 4 Team, House Tutors and subject teachers are here to support your daughter. The House Tutor is your first point of reference as a parent/carer. They have oversight of your daughter’s daily attendance at lessons and monitor her progress and wellbeing very carefully, through communication with subject staff, parents/carers and with your daughter.

As part of my role I liaise with Subject and Cluster Leaders to track and monitor student progress. Data is provided by the data manager, Mrs Maddison, for us to analyse student performance. Any subject related concerns should be raised with the Head of Department in the first instance.

We all work closely with the student services team to ensure the pupils are given support and guidance when necessary. I would ask you to please inform House Tutors, Mrs Fitzgerald or myself of anything that might affect your daughter’s progress at school.






Key Dates for Year 11 Academic Year 2018 -19


Wednesday 3rd October 2018

6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Year 11 Maximize - Study Skills – Year 11 off timetable three lessons

Year 11 Next Steps and Maximize - Study Skills Evening

Monday 5th November 2018 until Monday 3rd  December 2018

House Breakfasts with Sixth Formers (during CWB)

Thursday 8th November 2018

Sixth Form Information Evening


End of November 2018

Progress Check published

Thursday 22nd  November – 30th November

Year 11 Internal Examinations

Friday 14th December 2018 -  4pm

Deadline for initial option choices for A level

End of  January 2019

Progress Check published

Friday 11th January 2019

Mathematics Internal assessment day

Thursday 24th January 2019

Year 11 Parents’ Evening 4.30-7.30pm

Friday 25th January 2019 – Tuesday 12th  February 2019

Guidance Meetings with Senior Staff

Friday 8th  February 2019

Careers Fair

Friday 1st February 2019

Year 11 Maximize - Study Skills follow up – Year 11 off timetable three lessons

Friday 15th February 2019 – 4 pm

Deadline for final option choices for A level

Mid April 2019

Full reports published

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Year 11 and Lower Sixth Oxbridge Information evening 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Thursday 4th  April 2019

Year 11 Celebration Evening 7pm

Monday 13th May 2019

External GCSE Examinations begin

Thursday 27th June 2019

Final assembly for Year 11 – attendance compulsory

Friday 5th July 2019

Induction day for Year 12

Thursday 22nd August 2019

GCSE Results published


For a PDF Version to print out select the link below:

Key Dates for Year 11 Academic Year 2018 -19 (PDF)



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